I feel like keeping one fish often floodgates into the interest of keeping a couple, a colony or even a fully-balanced ecosystem. I know shortly after we adopted Blub I started researching ways of creating a balanced ecosystem with betta fish. My research originally lead me to discover the AquaFarm, which excited me because it felt like the first step towards becoming a … [Read more...] about Can Algae Eaters Live with Betta Fish? Which Are the Best for new Betta Fish Owners?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Our cat, Beau, has always been a sucker for attention, which is surprising since when we found him he was a stray. Within the first few weeks of getting to know Beau, I noticed that he loved belly rubs and would often begin to drool if we rubbed his stomach for long enough. At first, I wasn't very concerned about the drool, but when Beau … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Drool When I Pet Him? Should I Ever Worry About Drool?
Ever been in a situation where the stores are closed and you're running out of cat food, but you still have some dog food left? Well, what do you do? Should you feed your cat any of the dog's food or should you try to find a recipe to cook for your cat? Which is healthier and most importantly, which is safer? Every so often I get asked what I would do in this situation, and … [Read more...] about Is It Ok for Cats to Eat Dog Food? Will It Make My Pet Sick?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's not surprising that cats, like humans, like to stay in warm and cozy places. It's a means for survival, especially on those days where the air gets a bit crisper and those where the wind really bites. That being said, on cold nights you can definitely catch our kitten, Kalista, hiding in our laundry and laundry baskets. Warmth, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Sleep in Laundry Baskets? Do Cats like Dirty Clothes? Does It Mean My Cat Loves Me?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be hard to receive news that your little one is sick, especially if you've recently adopted them. While diagnosis can be scary and often earth-shattering it doesn't have to be that way. One very common diagnoses for cats is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV for short) or often referred to as "Feline AIDS." WHAT IS FIV? FIV is a … [Read more...] about What Is FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or Feline AIDS? What Can I Do to Help My Cat?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, If you've ever been around cats, I'm sure you've experienced a situation where your cat meows at a closed door incessantly or tries to reach you by pawing under the door. Let me tell you, in our household, it seems like Kalista just can't get enough of us and we can't seem to get even a few minutes of privacy. As soon as she hears a … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Hate Closed Doors? Why Won’t My Cat Stop Meowing?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Over the years we've noticed that our cats like to spend lots of time with us whenever we're sick. This wasn't really a surprising behaviour for us because our cats love sleeping with us, and Beau, in particular, doesn't like sleeping alone and loves to be held throughout the day. That being said, our cats don't spend every waking moment … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me When I’m Sick? Does My Cat Know I’m Feeling Ill?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Do you ever feel like your cat is stalking you? Does your cat follow you around the house and sit in your spot every time you leave it? I remember when I first got our cat, Walker, he used to sit in my mom's cat every time she would get up. She would yell at me saying, "John, look at what your cat is doing! He's always taking my … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Always Sit in the Spot I Just Left? Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Giving your cat a bath can often be a chore, especially when your cat hates water. While most pet parents can get away with never washing their cats because their cats clean themselves thoroughly, some of our feline companions prove to be messier than others. Not to mention, if your cat ever has to undergo surgery, you will … [Read more...] about What Can I Wash My Cat With? Top List of Best Cat Shampoos & Soaps
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be scary when your cat ends up self-harming, especially if there is seemingly nothing wrong healthwise with them. One of the most common forms of self-harm cats express is pulling out their hair. It's easy to assume that the cause of self-harm stems from psychological or behavioural problems, however, cats have been known to pull … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Pull out Their Hair? Is My Cat Sick?